Monday, November 21, 2011

Another Christmas Greeting Card

Happy Monday to all.  Started working on some Christmas cards using more of the Tim Holtz line and some twine.  Voila:

I am thankful for my family.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Three Muses-Mail Art Challenge

Three Muses challenge this week is mail art.


Thanksgiving Cards

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week.  I'm working fast, making some cards for my family.  I broke down and used my Tim Holtz paper on the cards, along with some ribbon in my stash. 

May you be full of blessings.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rainy Days...

Raining, clothes washing, drying, and time for a little sunshine.  I scrapped what was suppose to be monochromatic, but I forgot while doing it, and painted some blue gouache on the picture and page.  This is in Stonington, CT, a few years back, when we were able to pick up our little one and carry her to the car after she washed her feet in the brisk Atlantic Ocean. 

Collage Obsession Challenge

From the site, they have science and Einstein as the theme.  I did a tag collage,with some wild hair on his head, just for a whimsical touch!  Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Think Monday-Think ATC Challenge

I haven't played this challenge in awhile, but here is the result for their theme, Endless, Eternal, Constancy.   Here is their blog.  Enjoy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Scrapping by candlelight

Scrapping by candlelight.  Here is a picture of the studio, a seat closest to the window for more light.  I never caught anything on fire, but wished I had a fire burning to keep us warm.  I'm sure, one day, all the photo's I took of the days without power will show up on the blog, trees down, snow in the tub for toilet water, spoiled lab dogs, etc...

And the power is on!

Ten days without power, and ten days of scrapping by flashlights and candlelight.  And  now, we are blessed to have power, phone and internet back.  You just don't realize how much you use things until they are gone.  Here are some of the layouts I did by candle light.  It was fun, but by day 7 I was frustrated, reaching for something that ran on electricity.  But it taught me to use what I had and to keep it simple.  Oh and paint, glimmer mist, etc...takes longer to dry a 45 degree cold room!  The things I learned...

I'm so excited, I get to take a mixed media class at Inspiration Station, in CT this coming weekend.  I can't wait, it will be so much fun.
Hope all is well for everyone.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

They say it's going to snow...

So they are predicting a wintry mix tonight, brrr...and it's still October.  Good night to do some scrapping and card making.  Here's a picture of me and my youngest years back, celebrating Mother's Day.  I love when kids pick flowers for me, it's so sweet and loving.  Keep warm.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sisters and Smiles

I love when our girls get together, and just laugh and smile.  Although there is an age gap, they bring out the brightest smiles when they are together.  I used some left over Gesso from another project to cover up an error and ended up painting the entire 12 x 12 sheet.  But I like to look at this picture, because I remember taking it, and recalling the smiles.


Scrapping the Music

Another challenge blog, Scrapping to the Music, using the song Nine Million
 Bicycles in Beijing. Thanks for visiting.


Here is a black and white entry for challenge.  Great theme to get the creativity flowing on this chilly fall morning. 
Wishes to you.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Here are a few pictures of some items I've been working on.  One was published, that always inspires me to continue with my love of art.

Just a few of many cards...and time to start working on the holiday cards!  Hope you have a blessed day.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Another one of the 1950's

Here's one more re-purposed project to share.  My mom doing her Betty Grable pose. 

Remember, you are loved.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I love Saturdays, especially today.  Our oldest daughter is here for a visit, lucky us!  We will get into the studio later this week.  (I can't wait!)
I finished the second batch of ATC cards.  They are using more of the fun Tim Holtz goodies that I um, acquired, somehow, someway...

Hope you have a peaceful day.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Ah, what a glorious sunrise in our backyard.  The turkeys attempting to peck around for food.  And the snow is indeed melting away. So far, no flooding in our area or basement.  What a blessing indeed.

This is a close up of a project I'm working on.  That's my mom and her mother, in the early 1950's.  Playing with a lot of new Tim Holtz items, fun fun times.

And one batch of ATC cards down, and one to go for a swap.  Don't look, if you joined the swap, tee hee!  Have crossed off a lot on my list of things to do, and enjoying walking the dogs outside, finally. 

Enjoy yourself.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Over at Big Picture Classes , Karen Grunberg teaches Embrace Imperfections Workshop.  What a wonderful two weeks to learn about what you are thinking during your creative time, and what you can do to embrace your imperfections. Afterwards, the assignment was to make a book, with quotes.  I used DCWV Vintage Collage Stack for paper, and added embellishments and kept it simple. 
The paper speaks for itself.  I'm thinking about taking another class much to learn and it's on line.  Works for me!

Embrace your imperfections and allow them to flow creatively through your life.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Sunny Day...

Winter recess and off to little adventures, but time for snow and of course scrapping another layout.

I used a lot of Tim Holtz and Prima supplies...what can I say, I love those supplies.

Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


We have a turtle, named Queso.  He's simply an incredible, interesting and quirky reptile.  Never gave a thought to a turtle and its personality until this silly fellow arrived in our life.   Here's a simple layout that expresses it all.

Hope you find laughter in your day today

Monday, February 14, 2011


Still trying to finish up January snow storm photo's.  Good grief, we had cabin fever bad.  Is there such a thing as too many pictures of snow?

This is the year our youngest learns how to use the snow blower.  She had more fun blowing the snow on me, while taking pictures of her, than clearing our driveway!  I did a mix of swirls and photo frames to make the feminine and masculine blend a bit. 

Have a great day.


Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a fun tag. Pulled out the water colors and enjoyed a bit of painting on the stamp.  I love this skein of ribbon I bought at the knitting store.  My friend, Hannah works there and pointed it out to me.  PURPLE = Purchase in my life.  I only wish I could knit better, but until then, I am finding ample ways to enjoy this vast wealth of colors.

Below is the flower at the top of the tag.  So wild and free.  And purple!  One white rosette bud (not colored) from the Tim Holtz ribbon.

One more for the challenge.  My favorite type of mixed media, dirtied hands art!  Nah, that's just what I call it. Another fun stamp by Sandra Evertson, what a talented artist!  She created the stamp above also.

Remember you are loved today and everyday.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Memory Maker Magazine still runs the forum for scrapbookers, not to mention a host of inspirations and education for the scrapper.  Here's a layout challenge for the month of February.   

I confess, I love ribbon, and I really love Tim Holtz ribbons, especially this white flower runner I used.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, February 11, 2011


What exactly does "it feels like -2 degrees" mean?  Really cold, colder than cold.  The Connecticut River defines it for me.  It's a rustic river flowing right now.  My husband took several pictures and I did a simple layout, using Kraft paper for the 12 x 12. 
Stay warm.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I can't complain.  It's a pretty snow day.  White powder fell all morning.  It's over, a few melted inches.  The birds are signing, sun peeping through the clouds, not a bad day at all.

Working on all the snow pictures of 2011. Here's one of my daughter, after we shoveled snow off the roof.  It was a perfect jump from the roof to the ground, that was covered with 5 feet of cushioned snow.  She's always loved to jump, and in snow is no exception.

Hope your day is full of wonderful jumps!

Monday, February 7, 2011


WOW! I love the Prima flowers, and as a bonus, check out the background they come on. Free clear printed words! Just so much fun to play with.  I put a cut out of "Two Sisters" by Renoir on  top of the words, with Bohemian scrapbook background paper, added vintage lace and a patched up flower. 

I've been playing with some mix media simply collages.  Allowing myself to use different media. This one, (sorry if the baby scares you) I used some oil pastels to work around the layout.  I haven't touched my oil pastels for some time.  Had to pull them from underneath the water colors...yet another media to dust off!

Hope you are always exploring in your world


Tag sales do not happen during the winters in New England.  But consignment stores do!  I bought, for a quarter, these earrings to use in my art work.  I few flowers, I already used for other projects.

Now, I added one of the flowers to this card.

Keep your eyes and mind opened, you never know what you will see.